Choose Privacy Week! Mine, not Mined? Libraries and Data Ownership; Libraries as Public Spaces; Practical privacy: Helping people make realistic privacy decisions for their real lives
Beginning on May 1, we’ll post a link here daily pointing to a new post on the Choose Privacy Week blog that we hope will inspire you to think about and discuss these issues and to take action to preserve individuals’ privacy rights.
In the wake of Mark Zuckerberg’s Congressional testimony last week and the related explosion of public interest in how online personal data is collected, stored, shared, used and sometimes misused, this year’s Choose Privacy Week theme—“Big Data is Watching You”—could not be more perfectly timed.
Join Erin Berman and Julie Oborny of the San José Public Library for a free webinar that outlines the first steps libraries can take to implement up-to-date privacy policies and procedures.
A school librarian explained that her administration would be installing security cameras in her school library, and she wondered if she should voice a protest to the decision. An interesting discussion evolved from her initial inquiry.
Libraries can uphold the tradition of protecting patron privacy by considering alternative web analytics tools instead of using Google Analytics.
Use these tools and tips to assure patron privacy on public computers.
These seven checklists can help libraries conduct a comprehensive audit of library user data collection, retention, submission, and security.
Privacy Tech: Actions that libraries can take to improve the security of data exchanges between ILSs, discovery interfaces and networks.
Assuring patron privacy requires working with vendors to implement key privacy safeguards and using contracts to assure practices that protect user privacy.